Located in the north of the island of Tenerife, Icod de los Vinos is a town shaped by its relationship with the countryside and agriculture. Famous for its renowned wines in the 16th Century it also housed an important sugar mill. Partially destroyed by fire in 1798 the town was rebuilt with special care taken to maximise its green spaces. The old town is centred around the main church of San Marcos, the plazas of Lorenzo Cáceres and la Pila and the San Francisco convent.
Home to the famous thousand-year-old dragon tree
A stroll through Icod de los Vinos is not complete without a visit to the famous thousand-year-old dragon tree. A unique plant species of the Canary Islands and other islands in the Macaronesia region, the tree is actually estimated to be around eight hundred years old. An historic town with traditional architecture, Icod de los Vinos is a place where you can enjoy rabbit stew with Canarian potatoes, accompanied by a good, local red wine. For dessert, try traditional sponge cakes, pastries and rosquetes, a cross between a biscuit and a doughnut.